AMITE, La. (AP) — The Tangipahoa Parish School Board has voted in favor of amending taxing district boundaries in Hammond and called for a tax vote on May 3.

The board voted unanimously Tuesday to place the 15-mill property tax proposal on the May 3 ballot.

Referred to as the Hammond magnet tax, the proposal failed marginally last May.

If passed by voters this year, the magnet tax will be on the books for 10 years-- until 2023.

The Daily Star reports the tax would support all K-12 specialized, accelerated and magnet programs in Hammond.

School board members also agreed to change the taxing district of Consolidated School District No. 1 by eliminating four precincts for voters who do not reside in the Hammond school attendance zone.

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